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Preparing Students for the Future

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by Anita Elahi
CategoriesColleges Schools

As part of our commitment to training and developing young people, we hold mock interviews with years 10 and 11 students at schools across the region, giving students the opportunity to meet real people from the world of employment and practice their interview techniques. After the interviews, we give the students feedback and areas for improvement. We also give the…


‘Forging Futures’ Scheme

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by Kerry Walker
CategoriesColleges Create opportunities

We have created the ‘Forging Futures’ scheme located on our site at Kirkstall Forge. This scheme is funded by us as Wates and CEG our client in collaboration with Leeds College of Building. We work with students to give them experience within the construction industry, providing innovative hands-on construction skills turning these students into the future developers, builders, architects and engineers that…


Using Minecraft to Design a Hotel

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCreate opportunities Schools

Construction sites are increasingly getting involved with their community, and such activities go a long way towards improving the image of the industry as a whole. Many sites choose to conduct outreach events with local schools, as this has the added benefit of promoting construction as a career path for bright young people. These school connections can take a variety of…


The Building People Programme

Published 31 January 2017 | Written by Christopher Lloyd-Evans
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Create opportunities Labour Placements Training

During July of this year, Willmott Partnership Homes held a community event within our central London office. The 5 day programme was delivered to eight young people who were looking to start a career in the construction industry. Participants for the event were supplied from a number of key support groups operating across London. These included The Princes Trust, Women…


Enhanced STEM event at a primary school

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesSchools

At A-one+ we believe that by increasing the understanding of what we do on the motorways and trunk roads, we promote a common goal of safer roads for our roadworkers, for our communities, including students, staff, parents/carers, and for road users. In partnership with Highways England we spent a day with 462 children at Seven Hills Primary School in Morley…


Survey Camp

Published 14 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Universities

Providing practical activities for young people can help encourage a career in construction. The examples below shows how one site went over and above by educating young people about what a career in the industry includes: Site engineer (himself a company sponsored MsC student on site 2 days a week) worked with a local College and designed, prepared and delivered…


Prince’s Trust support for Get into Construction

Published 28 October 2016 | Written by Hannah Fehr
CategoriesCareers advice Charities/organisations Legacy

During building on the HLR Schools Project, constructing 7 new schools and demolishing existing sites, Interserve sought an opportunity to support young people with a Prince’s Trust “Get into Construction” programme. The Prince’s Trust run programmes for 16 – 25 year old unemployed people across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire with Interserve providing support with introductions, site tours, employability sessions, mock…


Practical Plumbing session for Year 11 students

Published 28 October 2016 | Written by Hannah Fehr
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

While building Goffs school, Interserve’s Hannah Fehr offered practical support to students and was asked to plan some practical sessions to a group of students who were underachieving and closest to the workforce. Students were given the opportunity to learn practical skills during a 3 hour workshop on Plumbing, in partnership with Interserve Engineering Services and JTL Training. Students were…


Habitat Lesson for Year 7 Pupils

Published 25 October 2016 | Written by Hannah Fehr
CategoriesLegacy Schools

Interserve staff currently building Bishops Hatfield Girls School took time out of their day to put together a 60 minute lesson for Year 7 students on habitat. Students were shown the process and consideration needed during the building process including information about the key priorities (Badgers, Newts, Bats), consequences of disturbing habitat and the opportunity to build their own hedgehog hides…


Mace’s ‘Building Futures’ programme: revealing careers in construction to young women

Published 10 October 2016 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Equality Schools

One of the problems that exists when talking to young people about careers in construction is the lack of understanding about the variety of different roles available. Both teachers and school children are unaware of the scope with a career in construction and can limit the options of students because of preconceptions about who would be suitable to work in…


BSSU at QK Academy Careers Fair

Published 12 September 2016 | Written by Angelika Chraska-Pongo
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Goodwill Legacy Schools

The Your Future Careers Fair is a part of a government funded program aimed at students aged 14-24 in order to try and get them into work, showing them the alternate ways they can take their future and offering apprenticeships to those who choose to take them. The BSSU project took part in this by attending QK Academy School and…


Young Persons’ Site Induction

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by Sara Brady
CategoriesColleges Induction Induction and training Schools Site-specific induction

The A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Improvement scheme have developed relationships with numerous local primary and secondary schools as well as local colleges and Scout groups to raise awareness of the project and environmental mitigation measures that have taken place. The team actively work to promote and generate an interest in the construction industry and have carried out numerous presentations and initiatives…


Construction Captains

Published 21 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSchools Water saving measures

Involving members of the community promotes an integrated and considerate environment. Members of the community should feel included and considered when their local area is being affected by the works. Companies should therefore make the effort to collaborate with community members. This can be beneficial for both the site and the community. One site achieved this through the following examples:…


Morganstone educates pupils on careers in construction

Published 7 July 2016 | Written by Antonia John
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

On Thursday 28, January 2015, Morganstone visited St Mary’s Primary School in Pembroke Dock and talked with the children about why Maths and English are so important from a young age, and why the construction industry is an exciting industry to work in. The school is close to the Imble Lane development which Morganstone are currentely building on behalf of…


Experience Construction week with the Teenage Cancer Trust

Published 7 July 2016 | Written by James Low
CategoriesCharities/organisations Create opportunities Labour Legacy Support

Around seven young people a day in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) has done a huge amount to improve the specialist care and support for young people with cancer but there’s still more they want to do for this age group of 13-24 year olds. Back in October 2013 Mace Foundation joined forces with…